by Harry Slater 7/3/2013
Product: Mini Ninjas
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
If this generation of smartphone and tablet gaming can be characterised by a single noise, it's the chime of a golden coin being picked up in an endless-runner. So ubiquitous are these objects that to play an endless-runner without them feels almost like an epiphany.
Mini Ninjas has coins. It has power-ups you can buy with the coins, too. It even has simple controls that lower the bar for entry and a cute, recognisable main character. In other words, it has everything you'd expect from an endless-runner in 2013.
It plays quite smoothly, too. Tapping on the left of the screen makes your cute little ninja leap into the air, and tapping on the right of the screen makes him slash his little ninja sword. Occasionally you'll be asked to wall run as well, which involves jumping and then pressing the screen again.
A reasonably charming but ultimately forgettable endless-runner, Mini Ninjas is about as by the book as they come
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